CCA 2020 Proposed Constitution and By-law Revisions

Proposed Constitution and By-law Revisions

The following document is the proposed revised Constitution and By-laws of the Canadian Cartographic Association as put forward by the current Executive Committee of the Association. It was based on the pre-existing Constitution of the CCA, which was established in 1976 and has been amended over the years. These proposed By-laws will be put forward in a resolution for adoption by vote at the upcoming 2020 Annual General Meeting in September.

GeoIgnite: Leadership in Times of Disruption

GeoIgnite: Leadership in Times of Disruption

Join us virtually this year for Canada’s National Geospatial Leadership: GeoIgnite conference on July 22nd to 24th. This year’s theme Leadership in Times of Disruption is bringing together government and industry for innovative programming and updates on our sector.

Half-day ‘Mapping from Home’ virtual event: June 10, 2020

Mapping from Home – virtual event

In lieu of the cancelled CAG / ACMLA / CCA2020 workshop and conference, we are planning an online / virtual half-day event on Wednesday 10 June.

The event will commence ~8.30am (PST), 11.30am (EST), 1.00pm (NDT) for a maximum of 5 hours to suit all time zones across Canada.

CAG Conference 2020 at the University of Victoria

CAG Conference 2020 in Victoria has been canceled

The CAG Executive and University of Victoria Local Organizing Committee (LOC) unfortunately have decided to cancel the CAG Conference 2020, scheduled for May 25-28, 2020 in Victoria BC.

This event was planned to be a large public gathering in an indoor setting with international attendees. Gatherings of this nature run counter to evidence-based policies to reduce the transmission of the novel coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19.

If you have already registered, the registration fees you have paid will be refunded in full.

2019 CCA Conference Presentations

2019 CCA Conference Presentations

Last May at the University of Northern British Columbia close to 100 members of the CCA and Northern BC GIS users group came together for the 2019 CCA Conference. The organizing committee put together an excellent conference highlighting the work of cartographers and GIS professionals.

Attendees learned about different projects involving drone and LiDAR mapping, Indigenous Peoples, Canadian free geospatial data resources, creative mapping processes, intricate wood carved globes and much more. Overall there were 32 presentations, which have been made available to watch online with presentation abstracts here on the CCA website.

Conference Keynote Presentation - Chris Brackley, AsTheCrowFlies Cartography

2019 CCA Conference Keynote Presentation

2019 CCA Conference Keynote Presentation Video – Watch Chris Brackley from AsTheCrowFlies Cartography talk about the Giant Floor Map that he created for the Royal Canadian Geographic Society’s Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Geotechnologies for Resource Management Conference and COGS Industry Expo

Geotechnologies for Resource Management Conference and COGS Industry Expo

The Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), and the Applied Geomatics Research Group would like to invite you to an Industry Expo and a conference focused on innovative and wide-ranging applications of geo-technologies in the increasingly important field of resource management.

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Indigenous Mapping Workshop

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Silhouettes of trees against the background of the starry sky, Leningrad Region, Russia

The Indigenous Mapping Workshop is an annual 4-day event that provides geospatial training and opportunities for Indigenous communities in North America. The Indigenous Mapping Workshop and its strategic partners are dedicated to the development and advancement of culturally appropriate and inclusive geospatial technologies for Indigenous communities. During the workshop, participants learn and share geospatial tools and work flows to collect, host, visualize, share, and publish community-generated spatial data. Sessions explore current and relevant themes, such as traditional land use and occupancy studies, environmental monitoring, community planning, negotiations, health, inter-generational knowledge transfer, and reconciliation.

The 2018 Indigenous Mapping Workshop will take place in Montreal, Quebec from August 20-23, 2018. The four-day workshop will involve a dynamic mix of presentations by community members, leading experts, academics, and students, hands-on geospatial training to support Indigenous rights and interests, and knowledge exchanges between communities. With our strategic technology partners, participants will have the opportunity to contribute to the generation and dissemination of decolonized resources in Geographical Information Sciences and Satellite Remote Sensing, their integration and application, to preserve and promote Indigenous land stewardship practices.


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To apply to the 2018 Indigenous Mapping Workshop, please visit